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Covidfund Update: 18/06/20

June 18, 2020 News

We have been blown away by the support we have received since the launch of our Covidfund back in May.

After a fantastic start, we have added over £2,600 to our totaliser in the last three weeks – with our current figure now exceding an incredible £5,800.

Exisitng board sponsors Wrekin Pipelines and Andrew Dixon & Co. have made contributions to the fund in the last three weeks, joining Simmonds Transport and Enviropest in continuing to support the club despite the difficult economic conditions.

We were also delighted to receive a donation of £250 from Wellington Rotary Club last week when outgoing president Vic Young selected us as one of his worthy causes.

Special thanks must also go to Esther Williams of Ruthless Personal Training who ran a membership prize draw a week ago, which raised £300 in donations for Wellington Cricket Club.

We also continue to receive private donations to the fund – some of which have been extremely generous indeed. Many of these have come through our Spacehive crowdfunding page – which the ECB informs us has the most backers of any cricket club in the UK! You can see a full list of benefactors when you visit the page – a huge thanks to every one of them.

We have also received generous offline donations from life members Pat Wakeley, Norman Ross, and Keith Fowler; as well as Chris Brayn, Mike Read, Keith Mainwaring, Sam Lloyd, Peter Stone and John Pattinson.

In due course, the club’s committee will be looking at how we can recognise all those who have been so generous in their support for the club in these difficult times.

What’s next?

Over the next two weeks, we hope to move our Spacehive crowdfunding page beyond our £2000 target – so that Norman Ross can get a haircut, an event which we will broadcast live on our social media if the target is hit!

Looking to the future, we will be holding another Family Quiz Night on Saturday 27th June. It’s an interactive format and a great laugh. Tickets can now be bought on our online shop.

Meanwhile, with Ladies’ Day having been cancelled this year, the organising committee will be arranging a WCC Bake-Off to raise contributions to the Covidfund. It’ll be a perfect opportunity to show-off your lockdown baking skills and contribute to the WCC Recipe Book!

Elsewhere, the club will continue to run the popular Online Bar until the clubhouse reopens for social use. A big thank-you to those who have supported this so far – we have had over £400 of voluntary donations to the Covidfund through this channel. Keep supping everyone!

And finally, the first of our Hundred Club draws took place on the last weekend of May – with Sam Oliver scooping the top prize of £50 cash. The next draw will be made on 30 June and if you don’t have a number yet, you can still purchase entry for the remaining four draws for £8 via this link.

What an effort!

Thank you to everyone for their wonderful efforts to date with this major fundraising initiative. The generosity and response has been terrific and really showcased the best of our club – let’s keep it going.

Finally, a reminder that Wellington Cricket Club will be making a donation to the value of 10% of our Covidfund total to Severn Hospice and Teenage Cancer Trust in September.

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